IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? France has clarified procedures under an immigration overhaul that took effect Nov. 1.
What does the change mean? Employers should prepare for changes to procedures and expect delays during the transition, especially under the new Talent Passport resident permit category and intracompany transfer (ICT) local hires and ICT secondments, which will now be processed by French consulates. Employees on short-term detachés of less than 90 days will be exempt from work permits if bringing expertise in IT, engineering, management or other specified areas.
Background: The Law on Foreign Workers passed in May and an implementing decree was published last week. B·A·L has obtained the following additional details:
BAL Analysis: French consulates are not accepting applications under the Talent Passport category yet, as staff are awaiting guidance and training from the government. Foreign nationals who require a visa to France should plan for delays at French consulates. Additional guidance on consular processes is expected within the next two weeks. BAL will share these details with clients as soon as they are available.
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